That very well may be the case, because we’re all apparently using sleight of hand tricks in covering politicians these days, according to presidential adviser Karl Rove in a speech he gave Saturday at George Washington University:

“It’s odd to me that most of these critics are journalists and columnists,” the Associated Press quoted him as saying. “Perhaps they don’t like sharing the field of play. Perhaps they want to draw attention away from the corrosive role their coverage has played focusing attention on process and not substance.”

Does he mean substance as in the President Bush’s handling of the War in Iraq, the War in Lebanon, or that ongoing Snafu with North Korea? Let’s put it to a vote: